The Digital Music Production program at Buffalo State presents ROUGH SMOOTH LONG SHORT, played by the Interactive Synthesizer Orchestra. The program consists entirely of music composed by members of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), a Chicago-based organization formed in the 1960s and devoted to nurturing, performing, and recording adventurous original music. Featuring pieces by composers Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, and Roscoe Mitchell, the concert will range from lyrical full-ensemble improvisations to confrontational electroacoustic oppositions, spotlighting a broad spectrum of the organization's intrepid repertoire.
The Buffalo State Interactive Synthesizer Orchestra is an ensemble specializing in the creation and manipulation of musical sound through the use of analog and digital synthesizers. The ensemble consists of a select group of students who have studied sound synthesis in the Music Department's Digital Music Production program, and who are experienced in the history, theory, and practice of wide variety of synthesis techniques. The ISO is directed by Ethan Hayden, and is one of only a handful of ensembles in the United States that regularly performs on analog synthesizers.
Roscoe Mitchell - Nonaah (1976)
Anthony Braxton - Composition No. 90 (1979)
Anthony Braxton - Composition No. 108b (1984)
George Lewis - Artificial Life (2007)
* Admission: Free
• Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
• Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
• Ciminelli Recital Hall is located on the third floor of Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College.
• Handicap accessible entrance with elevator to the recital hall located via the building entrance at parking lot I-30 (rear of Rockwell Hall off the Iroquois Drive entrance to campus off Elmwood Avenue)
• Free parking in the general campus lots surrounding Rockwell Hall (Lots R-1, R-2, R-3 off the Rockwell Road entrance to campus; Lots I-30, I-32, I-33 off the Iroquois entrance to campus)
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